429th Bomb Squadron
2nd Bombardment Group
The Rigor Mortis was assigned to the 2nd Bombardment Group, November 14, 1943.
The Rigor Mortis Flew 1 mission with the 429th and had 1 Early Return (ERT).
Crews and Missions:
The following alphabetized list of servicemen are listed in crew and squadron records as having flown on Rigor Mortis a mission on January 31, 1944 to Udine, Italy. They had an early return on mission 137, January 30, 1944 that was to target Lavariano, Italy.Some of these men probably did not survive the war. We honor their memory. Others returned to the states.
I would like to get in contact with any survivors, spouses, descendants or other family members. Thank You.
Junior L Anderson Celestine J Antonio Fred W Counts Leslie P Gallagher Shelbourne W Gholson John J Kilgalen Fredrick G Lavigne John L Magyar Marshall McKew Terrence M Sullivan
Crew lists provided for by research at the national archives by Dick Drain.
This photo provided by Terry Sullivan, 10/15/2004
Photo taken in Texas before overseas deployment, Plane Unknown.
L.to R. Back Row: Shelbourne W. Gholson, Fred W. Counts, Fred J. Lavigne, Junior L. Anderson, Howard L. Rees, John L Magyar.